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4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

4 Home Improvements that Add Higher Resale Value

Thinking about selling your Lewes home in the next several years? Make it more alluring to buyers by updating your windows and front door. And add most-wanted features like energy efficiency and smart home abilities.

These enhancements are generally less pricey than a in-depth kitchen or master bathroom remodel. And they may help you receive a bigger resale value for your home.

We can help you get started today at Pella of Lewes.

Our advisors can help you choose the ideal windows and doors for your home. And provide expert advice for every part of your project—from product selection to a no mess, no guess installation day.

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4 Best Renovation Projects to Increase Home Value

Installing new windows and upgrading your front door are some of the easiest ways to boost your home’s value, according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2019 Cost vs Value Report.

The report compares average costs for 22 improvement projects and their resale values in 136 markets around the country.

When selling your home, you can expect to reclaim around 70 percent of the cost for new windows and doors. That’s about 10 percent more than a high-end kitchen or bathroom project that costs remarkably more.

1. Steel Front Door

A steel front door is often the lowest cost of the four projects we include. But it can capture the biggest resale value.

Encompass by Pella® offers the most desired front door styles at affordable prices. An elevated frame design for these easy to care for doors shields against damaging moisture.

Here’s how a new steel front door measures for cost and added value:

  • Average cost for replacement: $1,826
  • Average increased home value: $1,368
  • Return on investment: 74 percent

Browse our contemporary steel front door models.

2. Vinyl Windows

Vinyl windows offer one of the highest returns for your money. They’re attractive to buyers because they’re energy efficient and low maintenance. No scraping or painting necessary.

Priced to fit any budget, Pella® vinyl windows include customizable possibilities like triple-pane glass and InsulShield® to enhance energy efficiency.

Here’s how new vinyl windows rate for cost and added value:

  • Average cost for whole-home window replacement: $16,802
  • Average increased home value: $12,332
  • Return on investment: 73 percent

Explore our energy-efficient vinyl window solutions.

3. Fiberglass Front Door with Sidelights

Enhance your home’s curb appeal and charm buyers with a fancy grand entrance. Installing a distinctive fiberglass front door with sidelights is another good way to enhance your resale price.

Pella® Series fiberglass doors include our signature PerformaSeal® design, which helps halt drafts and leaks. And our VividGrain™ stain procedure provides the real look of wood. Choose from most-wanted styles like flush-glazed full light, craftsman light and more.

Here’s how this project stacks up for cost and added value:

  • Average cost: $8,994
  • Average increased home value: $6,469
  • Return on investment: 71 percent

Browse all the options for your fiberglass front door project.

4. Wood Windows

Wood windows also provide a large return for increased home value.

They’re also:

  • Configurable
  • Energy efficient
  • Low maintenance when coupled with a cladded surface

Pella® Lifestyle Series brings the attractiveness and strength of wood incorporated with flexible style and performance possibilities. This series has options that qualify for or surpass ENERGY STAR® guidelines in all 50 states.1

Here’s how new wood windows rate for cost and added value:

  • Average cost for whole-home window replacement: $20,526
  • Average increased home value: $14,530
  • Return on investment: 70 percent

Discover how you can individualize our wood windows to match your home’s needs.

Other Most Desirable Features for Home Buyers

Add additional appeal for buyers with smart technology and energy-efficient windows.

Smart Technology

A 2018 survey by Coldwell Banker found buyers want smart technology in their new homes. At the top of the list is security- or safety-related enhancements, much like Pella’s Insynctive® system.

This technology uses hidden security sensors that conserve the charm of your Pella windows and doors. With just a tap, you can monitor your windows and doors and move blinds and shades from almost anywhere.2

Energy-Efficient Windows

Nearly 90 percent of buyers desire a home with energy-efficient windows, according to a 2019 report by the National Association of Home Builders.

The report found highly efficient ENERGY STAR® windows are especially appealing to buyers.

  • 51 percent rated them as “desirable”
  • 38 percent deem them “essential”

Even if you aren’t selling your home right away, adding energy-efficient windows can help you save now.

The average homeowner can save $126–$465 annually when exchanging single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR windows.

Expert Design Advice at Pella of Lewes

Ready to start remodeling your home? Drop by the Pella of Lewes showroom or give our team a buzz at 302-257-5544. We’re happy to answer any questions you have.

Or, schedule a free, in-home consultation.

1Some Pella products may not meet ENERGY STAR® guidelines in Canada. For more information, contact your local Pella sales representative or go to energystar.gc.ca.
2Requires connection to a compatible home automation system and smart device.

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